Satellite Communication Equipment

Communication Systems & Equipment

SSL Built Satellite for Echostar Arrives At Launch Base

November 25, 2016

EchoStar XXI to Provide Mobile Satellite Capacity for Europe

PALO ALTO, CA, Nov. 23, 2016  - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that the EchoStar XXI satellite, designed and built for EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), has arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where it will be launched aboard a...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Transportation Industry Products

Lockheed Martin Successfully Launches WorldView-4 Satellite for DigitalGlobe

November 14, 2016

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2016 - Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has successfully launched the WorldView-4 commercial remote sensing spacecraft for DigitalGlobe, Inc. An Atlas V 401 blasted off at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time from Space Launch Complex 3 East, placing WorldView-4 in orbit for customer DigitalGlobe and marking the 137th consecutive successful Atlas launch to...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products

GCS900 Grade Control Systems offer fewer interruptions and less machine downtime.

November 14, 2016

Using Trimble RTX™ technology, delivered via satellite, to "fill in" for RTK corrections in the event of temporary radio or Internet connection outages, xFill technologies enables uninterrupted connectivity and accuracy. With more machine uptime and fewer work stoppages, technology maintains RTK-level accuracy during periods of radio or cellular interruption. Unit provides decrease in accuracy for period of 5 minutes in construction applications.

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Communication Systems & Equipment, Transportation Industry Products

SSL Delivers Powerful, High Capacity Broadband Satellite for Hughes to Cape Canaveral Launch Base

November 11, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif. and GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 7, 2016 - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, and Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), today announced that the EchoStar XIX satellite, which SSL designed and built for Hughes, has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Safety & Security Equipment

Vector Space Systems and ATLAS Space Operations Partner to Introduce New Satellite Ground Architecture Offering

November 9, 2016

Partnership Brings Satellite Communication Capabilities to Customers, Supporting Launch Operations and In-Orbit Beginning 2018

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 3, 2016 - Vector Space Systems, a micro satellite space launch company comprised of new-space industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas and Sea Launch, today finalized a strategic partnership agreement with ATLAS...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Honeywell to Connect the Modern Battlefield with JetWave Satellite Communications Hardware

November 8, 2016

Global Xpress 'SATCOM as a Service' opens up unprecedented global connectivity for military use

PHOENIX, Oct. 31, 2016 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has announced that it will offer high-speed, high-bandwidth satellite communications capabilities for military use. Inmarsat's Global Xpress "SATCOM as a Service" in-flight broadband service and Honeywell's JetWave™ satellite...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Ultra - Low Noise Amplifiers, Driver Amplifiers, and Low Loss Phase Shifters on Display by Custom MMIC at IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology

October 24, 2016

Chelmsford, MA – Custom MMIC, a leading developer of performance driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) is pleased to announce their attendance at the IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology October 18 - 21st in Waltham, MA at Booth #7 with a focus on ultra-low noise amplifiers, driver amplifiers, and low loss phase shifters. With a large suite...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Safety & Security Equipment

MDA to Deliver Advanced Space-Based Synthetic Aperture Radar Capabilities for Broad-Area Maritime Surveillance

October 21, 2016

VANCOUVER, Oct. 6, 2016 - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that the Department of National Defence (DND) has exercised an option for a contract announced in June 2016. MDA will provide advanced space-based Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capabilities for the DND Polar Epsilon 2 (PE2)...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

GNSS Receiver offers access to multiple satellite constellations.

October 17, 2016

Optimized for land surveying, construction fieldwork, and marine operations, S321 GNSS Receiver supports access to multiple satellite constellations, including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo, and offers intuitive interface. Unit is based on Athena™ RTK engine and incorporates RTK and L-band corrections. Serving as rover or base station, receiver  can process multiple constellations and Atlas correction signals and employs SureFix™ technology to give reliable quality indicator. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

SuperShaped AC30011 supports GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou frequency bands.

October 13, 2016

Designed for easy integration into industry standard OBD-II dongle form factors and tested on GNSS chipsets, AC30011, a multi-constellation antenna enables location tracking and positioning. Antenna provides omni-directional coverage pattern and does not require any external LNA or filter components. Designed to have close integration with 4G cellular antennas, unit provides efficiencies of 65 to 70% and good impedance matching over the frequency bands.
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Communication Systems & Equipment, Transportation Industry Products

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin $395 Million Contract for GPS III Satellites 9 and 10

October 3, 2016

DENVER, Sept. 28, 2016- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) $395 million in contract options for the production of the ninth and tenth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite. GPS III satellites will deliver three times better accuracy, provide up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities and extend spacecraft life to 15 years, 25 percent longer than...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Kymeta and TECOM Bring New, Cutting Edge Antenna Technology to the Aviation Market

September 28, 2016

Kymeta, the company delivering on the promise of global, mobile connectivity and TECOM, a Smiths Microwave brand and a leader in innovative design and manufacturing of high-performance antenna systems, today announced a Partner Development Program Agreement for the aviation market. Under the terms of the agreement, TECOM will incorporate Kymeta mTenna technology into an aviation grade terminal...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

MDA to Provide RADARSAT-2 Information to Orbital Insight

September 14, 2016

RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 7, 2016 - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed a contract with Orbital Insight, Inc., a geospatial big data company that provides advanced information solutions obtained by analyzing millions of satellite images at a time. MDA will provide RADARSAT-2...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Combination Antennas are designed for facilitated mounting.

September 12, 2016

Supplied in gloss-finished, 146 x 134 x 20 mm enclosure, waterproof Guardian series includes 4-, 5-, 6-in-1 antenna options for 4G LTE cellular applications that also require GNSS, Wi-Fi®, or satellite options. Adhesive mounting eliminates need to drill. Also available, Guardian X series includes model MA4000. This 11-in-1 antenna measures 540 x 183.1 x 35.4 mm and has flame retardant enclosure and CFD-200-FR low-loss cable suited for airline, bus, and rail passenger applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

SSL Delivers High Performance Broadband Satellite for Australia's National Broadband Network

September 6, 2016

PALO ALTO, CA, Aug. 31, 2016 - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that its second high performance satellite designed and built for Australia's national broadband network (nbn™) has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products

SPAWAR Looks to ViaSat to Support and Modernize the U.S. Navy's Proven UHF Satellite Communications Network

August 24, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Earlier this month, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), awarded ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, a sole source contract for engineering, technical services and hardware/software products in support of the U.S. Navy's joint Ultra High Frequency (UHF) military satellite communications (satcom) system. This...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Picture Perfect: Lockheed Martin Finalizes Contract for NASA Lunar Imaging CubeSat

August 11, 2016

SkyFire's new infrared technology will help NASA enhance its knowledge of the lunar surface. DENVER - For being our familiar anchor in the night sky, the moon still holds mysteries for scientists. To illuminate the unknown, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a contract with NASA to deploy SkyFire, a 6U CubeSat planned to launch to the moon in 2018 with Orion's Exploration...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

SSL Selected to Provide Two Powerful Satellites to SiriusXM

August 1, 2016

PALO ALTO, CA, July 28, 2016 - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that it was selected to provide two high power satellites to SiriusXM, the world's largest radio company measured by revenue. The next generation satellites, SXM-7 and SXM-8, will replace the XM-3 and XM-4 satellites in 2019 and 2020, respectively, and...Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Radiation Tolerant 36 V In-Amps integrate differential ADC driver.

July 13, 2016

Wafer-by-wafer guaranteed to 75 krad (Si) with low dose rate exposure of 10 mrad/sec, ISL70617SEH differential input, rail-to-rail output instrumentation amplifier (in-amp) serves communication satellite applications. Silicon on insulator process provides SEL and SEB robustness of 60 MeV in heavy ion environments, while <10 µsec SET performance eliminates need for extra filtering. ISL70517SEH offers similar features but implements differential input and rail-to-rail single-ended output. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Wideband Driver Amplifier features 26-35 GHz frequency range.

July 5, 2016

Operating from single 5 V supply and drawing just 90 mA typical, Model CMD243 offers 15.5 dB of gain with output P1dB compression point of +21 dBm. Balanced design provides good VSWR matching, along with optimized stability and gain flatness. Self-biasing GaAs MMIC amplifier is a 50 Ω matched design, which eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Applications include military, space, and communications systems where small size and high linearity are necessary. Read More